Treble and Clef was born out of a time of major changes in my life. In 2018, I lost a job I had held for over 33 years working in the same company. My path, I thought, was set. I was comfortable and committed. Then one day fate changed my course. I was out of a job unexpectedly after 33 years and, as they say, when one door closes, another door opens…
Losing a job can be a highly unsettling and stressful event in one’s life. I was 53 at the time, and decided to plant new seeds and nurture dreams I’d held for many years.
It was time to truly listen to my heart…
What was my heart telling me? What was I passionate about? This was the time, I told myself, to reevaluate all I had done in my life.
I knew I had to make a big leap. I needed to finally decide what I truly wanted out of life and create an entrepreneurial outlet for my creative drives.
Immediately I dove into visual arts and researching ways to start a company.
I had for many years inwardly desired to be a visual artist. In high school, photography almost won out over music as my main career focus.
This was an opportunity, born out of a “setback” to set myself up for something greater, more fulfilling and rewarding.
From setback to setup…
I took courses in graphic design, and spent the next few years immersing myself in the visual arts.
Somewhere along the way, my lovely wife of over 25 years jumped on the bus and Treble and Clef was born.
We met through music and it’s been our constant companion throughout our over 30 years together.
We wanted our company to be larger than just an online store. We wanted Treble and Clef to be a place of engagement, inspiration and discovery.
And a “home” filled with music.
I’ve always been a graphic t-shirt lover and they’ve been my staple article of clothing since I was a teenager. (There’s nothing better in life than wearing a cool, comfortable graphic tee!)
We wanted to create and sell t-shirts and other items that were classy, fun and inspiring.
I believe creativity is the driving force in everyone’s life, whether it’s through music, art, writing, cooking, raising a family, working on a car, playing sports or any other activity done with inspired attention and love…it’s that flow you get into, where you’re lost in the act…
Treble and Clef is our home of creativity.